Trash Reminder

1. Trash Reminder

Glacier National Park recently released a reminder to those that have decided its OK to drop trash around our National Parks.

Ibis on the Farm

2. Ibis on the Farm

One of the interesting things about living on a farm is that farm operations can briefly change environmental conditions. Wildlife reacts immediately to these changes. When we cut our grass hay, the ground is suddenly available and...
Nobles Emigrant Trail

3. Nobles Emigrant Trail

In 1851, William Nobles founded a new route to California through lands of the Northern Paiute Tribe. The new trail left the Applegate Trail at Black Rock Springs in Nevada, crossed the Black Rock Playa, passed near what is now...
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Halloween Adventures

Halloween Adventures
Last week I offered some interesting places to explore as Halloween approaches.  This week, just before Halloween, I’d like to offer more. Goblins Goblins are small, grotesque and evil...

Halloween Explorations

Halloween Explorations
With Halloween around the corner, perhaps you’d like to try some adventures on that theme.  Here I list three places you might want to visit in your Halloween explorations: Haunted Lake, New...

National Day of Adventure

National Day of Adventure
There is a national day for about everything, but the most recent invented day is for adventurers!  This national day is the brainchild of Men’s Journal and Victorinox (famed for Swiss army...

Ecoregions

Ecoregions
Knowing about the area you are exploring helps you focus on the things (plants, animals and even rocks) you are most likely to find there.  One way scientists have been organizing areas uses the...

Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns
As Halloween approaches, what better to talk about than ghost towns as a basis for outdoor recreation and our exploratory adventures.  There are ghost towns across the USA and around the world, but...

The Colors of Autumn

The Colors of Autumn
As I write this,  yellow leaves are beginning to mix with the green in the box elder trees , the tops of the cottonwoods are starting to fade to yellow and the European snowball viburnum is...

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is September 24, 2016.  That day is the largest single-day volunteer opportunity in the U.S.  Local parks, state parks, National Parks, beaches and all kinds of public...

Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer

Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer
There is a Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer for every state in the U.S. and they cost around $20 each.  These are outstanding tools for developing plans for your adventures.  They include a series of...

Belgian Sets Pacific Crest Trail Record

Belgian Sets Pacific Crest Trail Record
According to a press release provided by Karel Sabbe, he has completed the entire Pacific Crest Trail  in 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes.  This beats the record set by Joe Mcconaughey in 2014 by...

Map Navigation 101: Bearings

Map Navigation 101: Bearings
A month or so ago we offered the first in this series of posts on Map Navigation.  That post addressed declination by providing some background information then presenting a video tutorial...

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